Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 3/28/2024

The Dallas Stars (45-19-9) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (45-19-8) on Thursday, March 28th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN+. The Stars are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Canucks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 45-19-9, the Dallas Stars sit atop the Western Conference standings. In their last ten games, the Stars have gone 8-2, and they have won five straight games. On the road this season, Dallas has a record of 23-9-5.

Over their last five games, the Stars have gone 5-0. As the underdog this season, Dallas has a record of 4-4-2. In games against Western Conference opponents, the Stars have gone 28-14.

On the season, Dallas has an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game, and they have 24 wins by multiple goals. So far, the Stars have gone 31-42 against the puck line, including a mark of 19-18 on the road.

Across their last ten games, the Stars have gone 7-3 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the underdog is 8-2. Dallas has gone 5-0 against the puck line in their last five games and 4-1 against the puck line in their previous five road games.

The Stars recently played against the Sharks and secured a win with a score of 6-3. Against the Sharks, Stars’ offense was able to score in all three periods. One of Dallas’ six goals were generated during power plays, while one were scored when shorthanded. In total, they had 41 shots on goal.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Dallas also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

The Vancouver Canucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Canucks have gone 24-8-4, and they are 31-13-5 when favored. Against Western Conference opponents, Vancouver is 24-16, and they are 45-19-8 overall. Over their last ten games, they have gone 7-3, and in their last five, they are 3-2. Vancouver has gone 2-1 in their last three games.

So far this year, the Canucks are second in the Western Conference and first in the Pacific Division. Against divisional opponents, they have gone 13-7, and they have 98 points through 72 games. When favored, Vancouver has gone 31-13-5, and they have been favored in 49 games.

When playing at home, Vancouver has a puck line record of 20-16, and their average scoring differential is +1.2 goals per game. So far this year, the Canucks have 29 wins by more than one goal.

Overall, Vancouver has a puck line record of 39-33, including going 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three games. In their last ten games at home, the Canucks have a puck line record of 3-7.

Coming off a 3-2 loss at home to the Kings, the Canucks are hoping to bounce back today. The Canucks managed to find the net one time in the 3rd period against the Kings, following their one goal in the first period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 23 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.

Vancouver took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The game finished below the over/under line of 5.5 with a combined total of 5 goals.

Dallas Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Stars come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. The Stars went 30-11 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 15-6.

So far, the Stars have an over/under record of 41-31-1. Coming into the game, they have played 41 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.7 goals per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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The Canucks come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 4th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 26th in the league. This season, the Canucks are 24-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 20-11 record.

This season, the Canucks have an over/under record of 36-32-4. Throughout the season, they have played 37 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.2 per game.

Dallas Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Stars head into the game ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.9 shots per game against Dallas. So far, they are 26th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

The Canucks defense is currently 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Vancouver. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 5th with 6 shutouts.

Stars vs Canucks Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Dallas has an puck line record of 4-1 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 5-0 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Vancouver has an puck line record of 2-3 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Canucks have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Stars have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Stars vs Canucks Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Canucks to pick up on a win over the Stars at home. With the moneyline sitting at -111, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Canucks straight-up.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Stars to cover. Even if the Canucks manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Stars should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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